FCC Construcción has secured a €1.634bn contract from the Romanian National Railway Company (CFR) to rehabilitate three new railway sections across the Transylvania region. The company will complete the work in collaboration with other companies in the rail sector.
The new projects have been financed by the European Commission and form part of a wider rehabilitation and modernisation programme currently underway along the Pan-European Corridor IV rail line, which crosses Romania.
FCC will refurbish section 2, Km 614 – Gurasada under the new agreement, which consists of sub-section 2a, Km 614 – Cap Y Bârzava and sub-section 2b, Cap Y Bârzava – Cap Y Ilteu, as well as section 3, Gurasada – Simeria.
The project is expected to be completed in approximately 36 months. FCC Group CEO Carlos Jarque said: “With more than 12 years’ experience in Romania, FCC Construcción has become one of the leading providers of transport infrastructure in the country.
“To date we have already completed a number of important works, and this contract award further strengthens our portfolio of future works.”
The scope of work comprises construction and modernisation of a 121.62km stretch of railway line, in addition to 47 bridges, eight overpasses and seven underpasses. A 659m-long tunnel, 19 stations and additional five stops have also been outlined in the plans. Additionally, FCC’s development schedule is set to include electrification work and European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) implementation.